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  • October 21, 2019,   by Paul Gipe

    While touring Central Europe with a Rick Steve's group I didn't see a single wind turbine (my specialty), but I did come across some electric vehicles--my current passion--and one DC fast charger.[more]

    October 18, 2019,   by Paul Gipe

    As part of its penance for the diesel-gate pollution scandal, Volkswagen is building a continent-wide network of DC fast charging stations for electric vehicles under the brand of Electrify America. [more]

    October 18, 2019,   by Paul Gipe

    Short answer: High number--the station is relatively reliable; Low number--station is unreliable. Drivers want to avoid stations with low numbers. PlugShare is a crowd-sourced web site that maps and...[more]

    October 12, 2019,   by Paul Gipe

    CalTrans' District 9 office in Bishop, California has finally awarded the contract to build DC fast-charging stations as part of CalTrans' 30-30 program. [more]

    September 16, 2019,   by Paul Gipe

    Sometime in the past week PG&E has installed the transformer for the Electrify America station in Bakersfield, California. [more]

  • July 12, 2019,   by Paul Gipe

    Alan Grimsley, Director of Business Development of White Electrical is seeking to buy a Honeywell Windtronics 6500. Grimsley wants the device for experimentation.[more]

    July 11, 2019,   by Paul Gipe

    Vaughn Nelson has pulled together some links to web pages that display either humanity's incredible ingenuity relative to wind energy, or humanity's folly, depending upon your point of view.[more]

    July 11, 2019,   by Paul Gipe

    In another blast from the past, Vaughn Nelson has tracked down a promotional film (now on youtube) from August 1985 of the Windjammer IV sail wing wind turbine. Patterned after Cretan sail windmills,...[more]

    July 11, 2019,   by Paul Gipe

    In research for his new book, Vaughn Nelson is turning up a number of fascinating videos. One he found is a video of Heidelberg Motor's H-rotor operating in Germany. The VAWT was unusual in that the...[more]

    July 11, 2019,   by Paul Gipe

    In the research for his new book, Vaughn Nelson has been dredging up some amazing videos. (See Hywind Scotland Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Video.) [more]

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